So — January 2 was my day of Virtue and Accomplishment, and boy did I virtually accomplish!
- One page (and then some) written on Selling Chastity (aka Novel 2 — and I went back and reread my new text later, and it's pretty good. And it was fun to write, which is a hella good sign)
- One mile walked on my treadmill! (The first 12 minutes sucked, zumba has been canceled due to holiday for two weeks, I am out of shape and creaky, but then at just about the half-mile mark the happy endorphins kicked in, and I actually walked a little more than a mile so I could finish rocking out to Teenage Dream — as who among us would not?!) I also lifted weights and worked my core, while holding Li'l Martini's solid manly feet. Good Lord but that kid is enormous.
- One job application for a freelance Science Editor! I am no science girl but I've done a ton of science editing, and I enclosed a snippet from one of my heavily science-based style sheets to support my case (for a lesson in which students were cloning the rfp gene, or something like that — look, I don't have to understand the actual science to tell you that you're saying it wrong)
My weight crept up for the holidays; I am mortified to say that I was all the way to 260, but it's heading right back down again. Three pounds already dispatched, I'll be back at my "new normal" of 252 in no time. And then the real losing begins! This is my vow.
(I'm keeping scrupulous track of my alcohol intake, now that I'm taking tamoxifen — two days in a row I've very much wanted to drink wine while cooking dinner, and two days in a row I've successfully resisted the urge. Yay, me!)
Off to celebrate my successful resolve . . . by shoveling.
— Lady C